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Thank you |Christin Grønnslett

Thank you |Christin Grønnslett

11/17/17

Halloween is over, but it doesn’t mean the season over for the Spellbound collection. So I have created a few brown paper bags with a mix of the Spellbound collections and a few pieces from last years collection Golden Days.

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These treat bags are nice little gifts to say thank you. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Norway, but there is never the wrong time for gifts. Hostess gifts and other gifts are nice to have whenever you are invited over.

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I used my Cameo to cut out leaves. I used the Internal offset feature to cut out a bigger and a smaller piece of the leaves.  Then I pierced holes and stitched with a sharp orange thread for some extra contrast.

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Just the two leaves weren’t enough so I wanted to make it even more interesting. I used a fabric leaf, a gold ephemere from the Golden Days collection and a few other pieces from the same collection. I just used my printer for the text Thank you.

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For my other bag I went with slightly different colors, but in this one I also used a square ephemera piece in the bottom.  From the Golden Days collection I also used a paper clip. I wis I would have hoarded these. I really love them.

 

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FOr the text I cut it out on a watercolor paper and then I cut it out in a shape from an old template that I have saved. I loved this one old ephemera I had in this shape and traced it so I could use it for later.  It’s not always about the look, sometimes it’s just the shape that I love.

Collections used: Spellbound, Golden Days

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Treat Sacks | Latisha Yoast

Treat Sacks | Latisha Yoast

10/27/17

Friends, did you know that in the Spellbound Collection from Fancy Pants Designs, there are Halloween themed treat sacks? There are! So, go find them and buy them now, because I think they are going to sell out quickly.  These treat sacks are the perfect way to give away candy or a gift, whether it be for Halloween, or a trunk or treat, or a birthday party.  Easy Peasy is the name of the game.
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First I scored the bags at the 6 inch mark, to get a perfect fold.  Then I added the candy to the bag, folded the flap and held it in place with one of the stickers that comes with the sacks.
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Next I used the tags and ephemera packs from the Spellbound collection as well to decorate the bags further. One of the tags is actually from the Holiday Hustle line, it just happened to match perfectly!
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Its really that easy friends!!
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Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast

Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast

10/18/17

Is it just me or does it seem like once its the month of October, time starts to accelerate?  Today, I am sharing a fun way to create a treat bags (from die cuts) to celebrate the season, using the new Spellbound Collection. You can die cut the pattern paper using steel dies, or from an electronic machine or even find directions online to create a bag from just a ruler, scissors and adhesive.
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Once the bag is die cut from the pattern papers, and adhered together, getting to decorate it, is the fun part.  To decorate these bags, I used the Spellbound Collection Ephemera pack.  There are pumpkins, bats, ghosts, sayings & sentiments and much more!
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To give the bags depth, I like to adhere as much as the die cuts to the project using foam adhesive.  Layering with foam adhesive will always take your project to the next level, and will not look so flat.
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I hope you were inspired by these enough to try your hand at making your own custom bags!
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Cake Toppers | Latisha Yoast

Cake Toppers | Latisha Yoast

08/23/17

Hi Friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to create your own cupcake toppers, just by using the supplies you have on hand. You can use these on homemade cupcakes, store-bought cupcakes or even muffins.
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Cut out a few different sized circle from the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad.
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Using foam adhesive, layer the circles, and then add die cuts from the Dream Big Ephemera set to them as well.
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Using a strong adhesive adhere plain sucker sticks to the back of the toppers,  Tie a bow with twine around the top. They are now ready to place into cupcakes.
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The toppers make the cupcakes that much more special and personalized and are ready to be shared.
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Hello Summer Gift Idea | Kim Watson

Hello Summer Gift Idea | Kim Watson

07/11/17

With summer being in full swing and warm vibes filling the air, I thought I’d show you a cool summer gift wrap idea you are going to want to try yourself.
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The gorgeous tropical collection from Fancy Pants Designs Hello Sunshine, was the perfect way to make a special friend feel completely spoilt on her birthday. The fresh patterns & funky ephemera took her gift from ordinary, to AMAZING!!

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The beauty of this box, is that it was made using a single piece of patterned paper & a scoreboard. Don’t the pink stripes look fabulous?!! The ombre pink colors color scheme really offsets the graphic black & white leaf design.
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Tell me if you agree..that a gift doesn’t look finished unless it is topped with a lovely big flower? So I hand made one. A big, bold & beautiful flower cut from layers of the Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. Attached with a paper ‘ribbon’ which also holds the box closed…it adds gorgeous flashes of color & makes a bold & dimensional statement.
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And last but certainly not least, I added a decorative tag. The Hello Sunshine tag pack comes with a selection of cute tag designs, I selected the ‘You were born to stand out’ tag complete with quirky flamingo (my fave at the moment), added a few flower & leaf ephemera clustered together & then raised with foam adhesive for height.
The result is totally…’WOW’ and I have to say, it was a complete showstopper at the party! The birthday girl’s reaction was totally worth the effort.
Thanks for stopping by. Have yourself a super crafty day further!
~Kim
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Collection used: Hello Sunshine
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Celebrate with (paper) Cake & a Donut Card!

01/03/17

With celebration in the air, I felt like really spoiling my dear friend! It was her birthday yesterday & I wanted to make an extra effort to make her feel special. I had bought her a necklace & earring set but needed a gift box & card, so set about to create one that was guaranteed to cause a ‘WOW!’ reaction. Now… there are traditional gift boxes…and then there are one-of-a-kind ‘gift boxes’. Today I am going to show you how to make one of the one-of-a-kind variety using the fabulous Joy Parade collection.

I hope you love it as much as my friend did!

Celebrate with (Paper) Cake & a Donut card by Kim Watson

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You will need the following:

  • Patterned papers
  • Brag cards
  • Ephemera
  • Puffy Stickers
  • Die cut bow
  • Variety metal dies
  • Box template printed & cut out.
  • Hot glue

Celebrate with (Paper) Cake by Kim Watson

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  • Start with your box template, cut it out of plain pink paper. Joy Parade is so versatile having plain papers on the backs.
  • Using the triangle section, cut a separate piece using the sprinkles paper for the top of the cake. (No cake would look right without frosting & sprinkles LOL.)
  • Next attach a darker pink strip of paper to the middle of the cake slice to resemble the jelly layer.
  • Cut x3 squares of different patterned paper & mark out some ‘roll & twist rose’ shapes. Cut them out & secure with hot glue.
  • Cut a paper straw to size & make a paper flame, creating a faux candle.
  • Layer the roses, die-cut doilies, ‘candle’, tag and other little embellishments in a little cluster on top of the cake slice.
  • Fill box with a special gift.

Donut card by Kim Watson

 

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  • Using the cork paper, cut a donut shape. Trace the top half of the shape onto pink patterned paper to resemble frosting. Use a marker to add blue sprinkles, as well as arms, legs & a face.
  • Adhere the party hat ephemera piece.
  • Decorate with puffy stickers and other sentiment pieces to finish.

BONUS Box template:

 

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Download Paper Cake Slice Template Here>>

I love that with a little creativity, this collection can be used to make both sophisticated items like the box & fun, playful items like the card. It is worth grabbing, because each & every item is fabulous!! I can’t wait to see what you create with them. Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy ParadeMillie & June

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